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Turkish Airlines Golf Blog - Singapore

February 2017

Singapore

Next month, Singapore will host the HSBC Women’s Champions, one of the most prestigious tournaments and the fourth event on the LPGA tour. And since 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the tournament, the planned celebrations promise to be a spectacle to audiences watching from all over the globe.   Last year’s champion Ha Na […]

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Turkish Airlines Golf - Tokyo

February 2017

Tokyo

After last year’s boycott by the world’s best golf players citing the Zika virus as their excuse not to attend the Games in Rio, the latest controversy to rock Olympic golf is the men-only rule at the private Tokyo club where the tournament is to be hosted in 2020. Despite the game of golf being […]

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Turkish Airlines Golf Blog - Tiger

January 2017

Tiger Woods

It was the end of 2016 when Tiger Woods announced his much anticipated return to golf. Having hoped to play in the Safeway Open, the first tournament of the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season, as well as the Turkish Airlines Open in November, unfortunately he had to withdraw from both events at the last minute. It […]

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January 2017

2017

It’s another year for the game of golf and 2017 will see the return of old heroes and the emergence of new names. It has been dubbed the “make or break” year for the big stars of the sport -Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Tiger Woods- while other lesser-known players will begin to rise through […]

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December 2016

Race To Dubai

  As the world gears up to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year with flourish and fireworks, the 2017 Race to Dubai is already well underway. Having started with the Australian PGA Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Championship last month, the leaderboard is currently fronted by Australia’s Andrew Dodt. But as […]

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December 2016

Australia

As we come to the end of another year of golf, we take a look back at 2016’s winners and congratulate the player that sits at the very top of the global leaderboard.   It is now week 52 and for an astonishing 44 weeks of this year, Australia’s Jason Day has ranked number one […]

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Gary Player

November 2016

The World’s Most Travelled Athletes

The practice range will always be the most crowded on the Tuesday of a golf tournament whilst the Wednesday is reserved for the Pro-Am competition. First tees will be played on the Thursday morning and the cut happens after the second round on Friday. The leading competitors will continue the game on Saturday and it […]

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November 2016

Turkish Airlines Open

Over a week has passed since Thorbjørn Olesen secured his victory at 2016’s Turkish Airlines Open and we are still celebrating the completion of another hugely successful tournament held at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya.   With the tournament’s launch marked by an aerial competition that saw Lee Westwood crowned “Drone […]

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November 2016

Thorbjørn Olesen wins the Turkish Airlines Open 2016

Thorbjørn Olesen secured victory at the fourth Turkish Airlines Open with a final round of 69 at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort. He led by seven shots heading into the final day of another memorable tournament in Belek. Olesen came under heavy pressure from David Horsey after the Englishman shot 29 on his front […]

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November 2016

Turkish Airlines Drone Golf Championship

On the eve of the Turkish Airlines Open Golf Lee Westwood was crowned the first ever Drone Golf Champion.   Taking to the iconic 16th tee on the roof of a spectacular villa at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey, Westwood expertly maneuvered his drone around numerous hazards before dropping a […]

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November 2016

Willett and Westwood Ready for Turkish Airlines Open

The fourth Turkish Airlines Open will get underway this Thursday 3rd November at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, Antalya. Masters champion Danny Willett is among the 78-man field playing for an incredible $7 million prize fund and crucial points in the Race to Dubai. Englishman Willett, 29, is currently second in The Race […]

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October 2016

Arnold Palmer

  It has been just over a week since US golfer Arnold Palmer, viewed as one of the greatest and most influential players in the sport’s history, died at the age of 87 and the tributes continue to flood in from all corners of the globe.   Thursday’s opening ceremony to the Ryder Cup in […]

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September 2016

Ryder Cup

  It’s only been a matter of hours since Team USA’s captain Davis Love III named his final wildcard pick as Ryan Moore, the very man who lost the playoff to Rory McIlroy at last week’s Tour Championship. Love III, who skippered the US team in 2012, named Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes as his […]

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September 2016

Sweden

In July this year, Henrik Stenson made history. The 40-year-old player birdied four of his final five holes to win his first major with an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon in Scotland. By doing so, Henrik Stenson became the first male Swedish major champion. His career to date has […]

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August 2016

Switzerland

2016 is impressively the 70th year that the OMEGA European Masters will have been hosted at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans Montana, Switzerland, making it the longest running golf tournament at the same venue in Europe and second in the world after the Masters at Augusta National. And as the world’s sporting fans turn their […]

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Moscow_Country_Club

August 2016

Russia

It was only recently that the game of golf was recognised in Russia as a professional sport; about a decade ago it was deemed more a novelty activity, a leisurely pastime of foreign businessmen and diplomats. So despite it being the world’s biggest country, as a golfing nation, Russia is relatively small. This is also […]

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Rio Olympic Golf Course

July 2016

Rio de Janeiro

Whilst it is the Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland that is in full swing, it is another major golfing event that is currently hitting the headlines: the Olympic Games. It’s been over a century since golf has been played at the Olympics and yet next month, Rio de Janeiro will welcome golfers to […]

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Vipingo Ridge, Kenya

July 2016

Kenya

Kenya is renowned for its diverse portfolio of tourist attractions. From the immense spectacle of two million wildebeest migrating towards the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara to the allure of white sandy beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the equatorial country has plenty to boast about.   The majority of […]

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June 2016

Pittsburgh, USA

Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA, is best known across the world for two things. Steel and sports. Whilst it’s usually the Steelers (Pittsburgh’s NFL team) or the Penguins (NHL ice hockey) in the limelight, this week it’s a completely different sport taking centre stage in the “Steel City”… golf.   The U.S. Open, dubbed the toughest […]

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urban-golf

June 2016

Amsterdam

Whilst millions of fans watch the pro golfers on the European Tour, there is a more rebellious sport currently taking the world of golf by storm. Urban Golf is a streetwise version of the popular game, believed to have started in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1741.   The urban golfer shares the same passion for […]

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